International LID Tool Update June 2020

Finally, after another year of revising the tool and completely rewriting the paper, we will be handing it in, hopefully mid July 2020, for peer review. The focus of the paper has shifted to the description of the tool and how it functions and can be used.

Concept/Ideation and Design Process – Instagram/Website Hand Drawing Collection Daniel Roehr

We are currently digitalizing Daniel Roehr’s drawings from his international practice as landscape architect in Japan, Europe, China and North America. The goal is to provide concept/ideation and design process examples as teaching tool for landscape architecture students to get inspired to continue to use hand drawing in their design concept/ideation phase. It is a fast ideas communication tool and a ‘visual’ international language. The collection will also include recent digital tablet sketches.

LID Application Movie

The greenskins lab team has been working on a LID application since spring 2018, to calculate the stormwater runoff and LID mitigation capacities during the concept phase of a design. This video briefly explains its application.

Long Version LID Movie

The long version of our first LID movie is online now. This movie is for the public to understand how the system works holistically and which part could be placed on private and public land.


Our first LID movie is now online. There will be more videos to follow to explain greenskins lab’s LID application tool and how the homeowner can employ LID in their backyard.

Overpopulation Movie

Our experiments with short informative visualization videos continue. Speed and concise content delivery in max. 1, 5 minutes are one of the key requirements for making videos. We are also interested in exploring landscape architectures’ ability to visualize complex issues, be it, in this case, to inform and provide broad solutions for overpopulation. The key message behind our videos is to inform the public about what landscape architects are concerned about, what they do, and how we can provide knowledge to initiate behavioural change to reduce the impact humans have on the planet.

greenskinslab’s LID Animated Digital Image Experiment

We are now in the past-orthographic phase. Modelling tools such as Rhino, combined with Grasshopper, create instant adjustable digital 3D models of the environment for architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.

Digital drawing provides the opportunity to create what we call ‘digital 3D animated sketch imagery’ not hand drawings defined in the classical sense on paper. It combines the act of physical drawing movement, ‘the animation’ being transferred with the stylus pen signalling electrical images onto the screen. This method personalizes the images and reintroduces a recognizable individual style, like handwriting. The animated 3D imagery allows digital voice over and music.

Below is the first sample of our ongoing LID Communication Research Strategies.